Playdate Beanie by Marie Greene

Playdate Beanie

Knitting
March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
144 - 289 yards (132 - 264 m)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)
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This pattern is featured in the book Knit a Little by Marie Greene.

I can’t tell you how many beanies I’ve knit for my three sons over the years, but they have approximately one full beanie left between them (and it’s worse for wear, let me tell you). I suspect those long-lost caps are in cahoots with our missing socks; maybe they were all snatched by the same phantom who tracked mud into the hallway (which, I’ve been assured, is no one that lives here). Thank goodness hats are quick to knit!

Playdate has just a little pop of interest to make it easy to personalize without being fussy. I love the detail of the contrast color – it reminds me of a paper chain counting down the days to summer.

Yarn
DK weight | HiKoo Kenzie | 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils| 160 yards/ 146 meters in 50 g
MC (blue) 125 (144, 165, 190, 219, 251) yards/114 (131, 151, 174, 200, 230) meters
CC1 (light grey) 19 (22, 25, 29, 33, 38) yards/17 (20, 23, 26, 30, 34) meters
Double this yardage in either color if you want enough to make a pompom with your CC

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)

Finished Measurements
Head circumference: 8.75 (14.5, 16, 19, 20.25, 21.75), 21.75 (36.25, 40, 47.25, 51, 54.5) cm
Brim to crown: 4.9 (7.3, 8.3, 9.5, 10.8, 11.8) in/12.3 (18.4, 20.9, 23.65, 26.9, 29.4) cm

Designed with negative ease for a close fit. If a looser fit is desired, knit a size larger.

Needles
US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs – to close crown

Use needle size necessary to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.

Gauge
22 st and 28 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in stockinette stitch, blocked

Use both yarn colors in your swatch - and wet block it before you begin - to check for possible color transfer.

Notions
Darning needle to weave ends